Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wednesday Weigh-In 20160107

Sorry for my absence. I'm still trying to cope with a great deal of apathy that came about when I started taking Lexapro. The dose is now a meager 5mg.

Waist = 41.0"
Height = 5' 9"

  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
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Zazzy said...

Glad to see you. Isn't the lexapro supposed to help you feel better? Sorry that it doesn't seem to be helping yet.

Square Peg Guy said...

Perhaps I was much worse before I started taking it. Thank you for your comment and sympathy.

JeannetteLS said...

Lexapro can be rough. I have friends who just could not take it. I had a doctor who said to me, "If the antidepressant is not allowing you to simply feel like yourself, then I've given you the wrong one." I liked his description of how it was supposed to work, that I would not feel euphoric or apathetic... I would feel like me again and I would know what he meant if it happened. It did. For me. But not on Lexapro. I did not realize I was as depressed as I was--it took friends to point it out to me. Nasty, rotten illness. I hope you are feeling more like you.

Square Peg Guy said...

Thank you for sharing what you know about Lexapro. I was dealing with anxiety last year as well as depression, but I haven't experienced any since starting Lexapro. And I haven't been near-paralyzed by bouts of crying, either. So maybe it is helping somewhat. And I'm on a mere 5MG daily dose, which is half the recommended dose.

"I did not realize I was as depressed as I was..." Hmm, I think I'm beginning to realize it myself. Yesterday, my wife thought we could make tacos this weekend. Ordinarily, at the mention of homemade "tacos" I'd be dancing. But instead, I was thinking of what a chore it will be to shop for all the ingredients, and then the preparation, and especially the assembly once everything is ready.

I plan to research and try some supplements. GABA and 5-HTP are two that I know of, but there are others. I might find a supplement that combines them all. I wish it were easy to quantify the severity of depression so that I can track my progress, like I used to do with my weight.

I'll post more as I go along with this process.